About 1992 the national membership voted to start a Tennessee and Texas local chapter that would meet regularly between the reunion years.
Records for the West Tennessee chapter of the Direct Descendants and Kin of David Crockett show the first meeting was April 16th 1994 in Paris, TN. Officers were elected and membership cards were printed. Membership rolls and minutes are on file for 1994-2003.
Many projects were completed and Crockett-related events attended by the members. One of the most challenging projects both in labor and expense was saving the old Tharpe family cemetery where two of David Crockett’s granddaughters, Alice Ann Crockett Tharpe and Mary Elizabeth Crockett Tharpe are buried. No one will forget the parade where members dressed in period dress and rode in a horse driven wagon.
The minutes are so interesting to read. This group had big ideas at every meeting and got some of them done and all with pictures.
Just a note to let you know the Crockett Historical Markers will go in Monday starting with the Walkertown location adjacent to the Walkertown Church on Hwy 93 near Babbs Mill Road at 1PM. After our photo opts we will go to Still Hollow Farm for the second Crockett marker placement near the Crockett Mill Location. We will formally dedicate these July 16 & 17, 2020 during the reunion of the Direct Descendant’s and Kin of David Crockett. However we do need photos for the Greeneville Sun the SAR, and Crockett Newsletter. These markers would not have been possible without the dedicated work of Joe Swann and the support of the Descendants of the Battle of Kings Mountain, Sons of the American Revolution, Fort Watauga Children of the American Revolution, The Direct Descendants and Kin of David Crockett and the many Friends of Davy Crockett who for years worked tirelessly at the Birthplace state park. Wayne Conduff worked to identify and plat the layout of the Crockett property and the Walkertown marker will be on what was Crockett property. David McKay and the Walkertown Church have graciously allowed us to place the marker near their parking area so visitors would have a safe place to park to read and photograph the sign. This is truly a community project and one to be proud of. Thank you to all, Tim Massey
Harley Glenn Flowers, 82, of Russellville passed away on Saturday, June 13, 2020 in his residence. Harley was born on September 4, 1937 in Gainesville, Texas, the son of Charlie and Hallie (Clarke) Flowers. He married his wife Martha (Jobe) Flowers on July 2, 1960 and they have shared 59 years of marriage. Harley is a veteran of the US Army. Harley moved his family from Gainesville to Shreveport, Louisiana in 1965. There he lived and worked for many years until his retirement as a Tool & Die maker for AT&T. He was held in high regard by his managers and co-workers, often being tasked with difficult or priority jobs. Following his retirement, he and Martha relocated to Russellville Arkansas and lived there until his passing. Harley loved to fish, both for fun and competitively. He was a fan of the Dallas Cowboys and Houston Astros. He and Martha took many trips to Hawaii and enjoyed their travels. Harley is the great- great- grandson of David Crockett of the Alamo.
Harley leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife Martha of Russellville, Son Ronnie Flowers and his wife Carla of Sherwood, grandsons Shawn Flowers and his wife Cherie of McKinney, Texas, Eric Flowers and his wife Lauren of Sherwood, four great grandchildren McKenzie, Haleigh, Kennedy, and Brady, his three sisters Charlene King of Euless, Texas, Lila Beth Davis of Lake Kiowa, Texas, and Nancy Hellman and her husband Jimmy of Krugerville, Texas. Harley was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers Warren and David Flowers, and his granddaughter Breanna Flowers in 2000.
He is buried in Rest Hills Memorial Park, North Little Rock, AR.